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Registered Nurse - Discharge Lounge

Company: Rapides Regional Medical Center
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

*$5,000 Sign On Bonus for QualifiedCandidates--Registered Nurse (RN) --- DischargeLounge--Do you have a passion for healthcareand helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centeredenvironment? Jump-start your career in our Discharge Lounge at RapidesRegional Medical Center. Submit your application today! --Our nursing teams are a committed,caring group of colleagues. We have a passion for creating positive patientinteractions. If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, thiscould be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise! --Benefits:
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitivesalary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in ourteam and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k,PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement,employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loanrepayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.--About Us:Rapides Regional Medical Center isan award-winning 350+ bed hospital and ER in Alexandria, Louisiana that offersa wide array of services ranging from Cancer Care to Wound Care, and ourmedical staff includes doctors in more than 30 medical specialties.--At Rapides Regional we believe thatwell-defined values are the key to nurturing staff and patient satisfaction. Byjoining our team you contribute to the positive culture of the hospital, whichdirectly impacts the well-being of your patients, their families, yourcolleagues, and your own personal job satisfaction. We invite you to learnfirsthand what our unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction, serviceexcellence and professional expertise can do for your career--Thinking of relocating to peacefulAlexandria, La? Check out all there is to do:http://alexandriapinevillela.com/--Seekinga Registered Nurse (RN) to work inthe Discharge Lounge to serve as theleader of the Nursing Care team who is ultimately responsible and accountableto the patient for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation ofpatient focused, outcome oriented care.-- --What you will do inthis role:

  • Thedischarge nurse will have the responsibility of completing the dischargeprocess and will function safely in all areas of Medical/Surgical and Telemetryservices
  • Thedischarge nurse will have responsibility of care, medications, treatments andall discharge information for adult and geriatric patients
  • Thedischarge nurse will accept patients who have discharge orders written, fromvarious Medical/Surgical and Telemetry departments throughout the hospital andensure that the appropriate and completed discharge instructions/medication reconciliation,transportation arrangements and coordination of follow up appointments isprovided to the patient
  • Inthe event there are no patients in the discharge lounge, the discharge nursewill function as a resource nurse and assist the nursing staff with patientcare activities --
  • Provides patient/family health education thatpromotes healthy behaviors, supports recovery, and enables the patient/familyto be involved in decisions about their own care
  • The patient---s responses to interventions andprogress toward desired outcomes are assessed, re-assessed, evaluated, anddocumented in the clinical record
  • Patient care activities are coordinated throughcollaboration and planning with other members of the healthcare team
  • Physicians--- orders are carried out accurately andefficiently, and clarified when necessary
  • Adverseor sudden changes in the patient---s conditions are promptly recognized and communicatedto the physician, charge nurse, nursing supervisor, and/or family with specificand pertinent data, and ensures proper report completed
  • Able to identify potential or actual victims ofabuse and understands the proper reporting mechanism
  • Able to recognize adverse drug reactions anddemonstrates understanding of proper reporting mechanism once reaction isidentified
  • Appropriately assesses the patient---s pain andinvolves the patient in effective management of that pain using appropriateinterventions
  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skillsnecessary for administration of blood and blood products and appropriately monitorsthe patient receiving blood/blood products
  • Ensures patients receive comprehensive dischargeinstructions before leaving the facility which includes patient education,medication reconciliation, transportation arrangements and coordination offollow up appoints Qualifications What qualificationsyou will need:
    • Graduateof a Nursing Program from an accredited school
    • Currentlylicensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana
    • CPRfor Healthcare Providers to be completed within 30 days of hire
    • ACLSto be completed within 30 days of hire
    • *Sign On Bonuses are based on qualifying criteria - current employees are not eligible--- Please see your Recruiter for more details.--Be a part of an organization thatinvests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Highly qualifiedcandidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews.Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!------We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at ourcompany. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, nationalorigin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, ordisability status.

      Company Description:

      HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine. We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but everywhere. We---re committed to improving more lives in more ways, and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

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